Layers of ground beef, tomatoes, pasta, and creamy ricotta cheese make up this popular casserole that's as good to serve at home as it is to tote to a potluck. This one is low in fat!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • To prepare the sauce, in a large saucepan cook ground beef, onion, carrot, and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions. Drain noodles; rinse with cold water. Drain well; set aside. For cheese filling, in a small bowl stir together the egg and ricotta cheese.

  • Lightly coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Layer 3 noodles in the prepared baking dish. Spread with a third of the cheese filling. Top with a third of the sauce and a third of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake, covered with foil, in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

308.7 calories; protein 25.5g 51% DV; carbohydrates 32.9g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.9g 12% DV; sugars 8.8g; fat 8.9g 14% DV; saturated fat 4.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 81.2mg 27% DV; vitamin a iu 2035.1IU 41% DV; vitamin c 12.9mg 22% DV; folate 117.1mcg 29% DV; calcium 261.3mg 26% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 49.7mg 18% DV; potassium 685.4mg 19% DV; sodium 325.9mg 13% DV.